How do we assess students in East SideUnifiedSchool District?
ESUHSD uses a number of different kinds of assessments to measure student learning and improve curriculum and instruction. Our goal is to create a balanced system that provides a good understanding of how well the student, the school and the school district are achieving.
District Reading and Language
Currently, all incoming 9th graders are tested on reading comprehension using the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) for placement purposes. This test is repeated at the end of the year to monitor reading comprehension growth. In addition, grades 9 and 10 have all district common English Course 1 and Course 2 semester and end of year tests.
All 9th graded students are administered the MOCK CAHSEE two time a year to monitor their progress aligned with the California High School Exam. Six week common assessments are administered in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 which are aligned to state standards.
English Language Development
Students who are placed in English Language Development classes are assessed a minimum of three times a year using a common benchmark assessment aligned with the district ELD curriculum. The results inform teachers and parents about the progress of English Learners in language acquisition.